San Jose employment information

IndexSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$34,992$29,906$28,555
Median household income$83,787$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$111,393$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$52,827$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$45,244$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$32,055$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level11.8%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in San Jose is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in San Jose is 57% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in San Jose is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in San Jose is 25% lower than the national average.

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San Jose median earnings by income bracket

San Jose employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.2%0.9%
Manufacturing sector22.4%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.9%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.3%13.3%
Public administration2.2%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%1.7%
Education, health & social services8.7%30.2%

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Los Altos Hills, CA8,244$224,271319%
Loyola, CA3,463$210,882294%
Monte Sereno, CA3,462$187,115250%
Saratoga, CA30,627$167,917214%
Los Altos, CA29,762$157,500194%
San Jose, CA986,320$83,78757%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Austin, TX864,218$55,2163%
Jacksonville, FL837,533$46,76813%
Indianapolis, IN835,097$42,07621%
San Francisco, CA829,072$78,37847%
Columbus, OH811,943$44,77416%
San Jose, CA986,320$83,78757%
Source: The San Jose, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.